Day: October 3, 2021

The True Impact Of Australia’s Nuclear Submarine Deal

On September 15th, President Joe Biden announced a pact with the United Kingdom and Australia to share nuclear-powered submarines, an announcement which revealed that France had been removed from the contract. This removal undermined France’s foreign policy ambitions in the Australasia region, since the contract was worth an estimated $65

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Three Protestors Killed In Yemen As Saudi-Backed Alliance Strains

Protesters returned violently to the streets of southern Yemeni cities like Aden and Mukalla, which are held by an unsteady alliance between the secessionist Southern Transitional Council (STC) and the Saudi-backed Hadi government. Protestors gathered to express their anger at deteriorating economic and social conditions. Caused by continuing difficulty accessing

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The Paris Climate Agreement: Is It The Solution To Climate Change?

The Paris Climate Agreement is a legally binding international treaty that was coined at the United Nations climate change conference on December 12th, 2015. However, it did not come into effect until November 4th, 2016. 190 Countries plus the European Union adopted the Agreement. The main purpose of the Paris

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Putin Repeats “Red Line” Rhetoric, Opposes NATO Expansion In Ukraine

On 27 September, Russia warned against NATO military infrastructure expansion in Ukraine, citing it as a “red line” for President Vladimir Putin that Moscow would swiftly counteract. Reuters reported that this follows recent joint military exercises with U.S. and other NATO member troops in Ukraine as well as “large-scale drills”

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Yemen, The Largest Humanitarian Crisis In The World

In the past, Yemen was a prosperous developing country suffused with economical and societal riches. Yemen’s roots in the development and distribution of internationally admired goods like coffee and gold date back centuries, which served as a reliable foundation for growth across much of its existence. However, over time it became apparent that Yemen’s unique capabilities would not prove to be an efficient protective mechanism against the travesties of humanity’s inner workings. Slowly, due to international involvement and rivaling political parties intervening with the nation’s societal welfare, the peace that Yemenis embraced for many years was beginning to dissolve into a thing of the past.
2015: The Ignition to Civil Turmoil
In 2004, the United States pushed the president of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh, to concentrate on combating a terrorist group known as Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). In response, Yemen’s military force backed by Saudi Arabia launched multiple strikes against a group known as Houthis, who Saleh alleged were creating a dynamic of separatism ,enforcing their religious beliefs on the country’s people and operating in collusion with AQAP. This created a severe rift between the most prominent religious parties in the nation, which established a hostile environment for the state of Yemen and all of its citizens. The trend towards a civil war, indicated by this long standing atmosphere of tension and conflict finally came to a precipice 11 years later. In February of 2015, the Houthi rebellion finally reached the place of power that it desired by forcing Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi (then leader of Yemen, and technically still president of the nation today) and his cabinet to flee to Saudi Arabia, leaving the Houthis essentially in control of the state and all of its facilities. Just a month later, the Saudi Arabian military set the goals of its military intervention to reverse the nation back into the authority of the Hadi government and retain governance over Sana’a, the capital of Yemen. Ever since, these two factions have fought relentlessly for control over the nation, which once gave off a lustrous tint of optimism, but after seemingly endless warfare it has been reduced to a pile of debris and a living case study of how a society can collapse under the pressures of greed, religious opposition, and the corruption of foreign affairs.

The Current State of the Humanitarian Crisis
The civil war in Yemen has decreased the living conditions of its people to a terrifying level. With no resolution in sight, Yemeni people are faced with a situation where optimism for a brighter future seems more like an act of dreaming than a mental reflection of reality. In recent weeks, famine conditions caused by blockades on the borders of the nation and massive economic downfall rivaling famous events on global markets like the Great Depression have reached virality in an increased amount of regions around Yemen. It is estimated that nearly 2.3 million children under the age of five in Yemen are projected to suffer from acute malnutrition and could die if they do not receive urgent treatment. Along with mass starvation, the nationwide warfare has resulted in the displacement of approximately 4 million people, and the killing of over 100 000 people since 2015. These numbers give shocking insight into the sheer magnitude of this humanitarian crisis, and with important political figures like the U.S. President Joe Biden recently announcing reductions in international affairs including the civil war in Yemen, it is difficult to perceive a future where Yemeni citizens will be able to go back to the things they love. An individual can only enjoy the level of happiness that their society’s living conditions permits them to, and unfortunately for the Yemeni people, the likelihood of that ever getting back to a point of admiration remains shrouded in mystery.

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Sabina Nessa: London Murder Reignites Fears Over Women’s Safety

On the evening of 17 September, a 28-year-old primary school teacher named Sabina Nessa was murdered during her walk in Cator Park in Kidbrooke, London. The killing opened up the national movement on women’s safety in the country, and set off the discussion on violence against women. The conversation is

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